My mind has been wandering throughout the course the day today, so I figure why not write an article having a frank discussion about the Geneva Convention and the US’s current immigration ‘crisis’? What I think is most important to understand is that the US media’s coverage of this situation takes everything so far out of context and honestly, is completely immoral and completely immoral.
The reason I say this is because I have personally attempted to seek asylum abroad, much like those currently being held in US border camps for example, but was not treated anywhere near as nice as the US treats our immigrants. What you must understand is that in accordance with international law regarding asylum seekers – id est the Geneva Convention – it is quite literally the law to detain asylum seekers and hold them for a period of up to three months before giving them the right to trial to see if their needs/situation justify the right of asylum. Therefore, when you are seeing on CNN or reading by The New York Times about how cruel and horrible the USA is being detaining/holding all these people at border camps, just remember that the US is the one just following “the law,” doing the right thing – what they should be doing.
Following international law on this issue is also a concept lost on many countries around the world these days, and don’t forget that. For example, in the Bahamas. In April of 2018 I fled the United States to the Bahamas, where I entered the country and declared refugee status, seeking political asylum. Only I wasn’t detained or given a trial like international law and the Geneva convention mandate, of which the Bahamas is also a signatory by the way. Instead, I was literally walked right through the airport and shipped back to Miami right then in there, less than two hours after declaring asylum in the first place. So, just remember my story and how it’s supposed to go in these asylum cases cases, and then you’ll know how proper the US is actually behaving here, complying with all international standards – because CNN, The Washington Post or New York Times will never tell you that incredibly important piece on information when reporting on the US border crisis. Honestly, you tell me why you think that is?
I mean it’s not just the Bahamas that violates the Geneva Convention for asylum seekers and immigrants, look no further the situation in Macedonia from 2015-2017. Forget detaining, feeding, protecting and giving illegal immigrants fair trial, Macedonia intead brought in tanks, their army, tear gas, built fences and beat the $hit out of anyone trying to enter their country – those who were detained were simply sent back across their borders via train to the other side of the track. Or look at Italy, whom actually passed new laws criminalizing rescuing refugees at sea while drowning off their coastline. How f*cked is that?
I could go on and on here, but you do not want to read forever. Just remember that the main steam media has a deliberate bias in all the smut they put in your face. Too often the truth of the matter is buried behind political bias, which is such a damn shame. But the truth is out there, if you are educated enough to learn/find it. I guarantee anyone who just read this now has a different understanding of international law, and what/why the US Government is doing what they do at our borders. Only trust independent media.